India’s missile interceptor fails to hit target


Bhubaneswar: India’s ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said.

The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into the Bay of Bengal seconds after lift-off.

“It took off as planned but did not reach the target. We are analysing the data,” test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad said.

The missile had last failed to hit the target missile during a similar test from the same defence base on July 26, 2010.

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